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Need Love?
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See it but never feel it. Get close, only to push it away. “Don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone” Epitome of my life. What is wrong with me? What makes me so un-lovable? Can someone remove this defective... (more »)
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I Am From This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I am from My green blankey and Climbing out of my crib From playing mermaid in the bathtub. I am from walking my dog, And the noise he made when I step on his tail. I am from my sheep nightlight And Blue’s Clues and the Berenstain... (more »)
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The American Dream This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
It is the American DreamWhat we all strive for and imagineIndouble-wide trailers to double-wide mansionsIn sprouting lakes of fake fish.Nothing captures its essenceUnbound by time or dust or rotThe thingswe cherish still are lovingly pattedAnd... (more »)
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All I Need Is a Friend This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
Books fill up my room. Not baseball cards, or pictures of girls, or basketballs. Maybe a blown up picture of … … Pam Anderson might help. Black-framed glasses and a white, pale, lanky body. I should start working out. At least... (more »)
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Just Like You This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Feet dangle inches above Tantalizingly taunting … They strive to graze the bicycle’s pedals, Just as my hands strive to emerge From the lemon yellow dress You handed down to me. My slow growth is too far behind Your quick judgment,... (more »)
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What are we fighting four
By , shrewsbury, MA
1, 2, 3 What are we fighting four? Don’t ask me. I don’t give a damn. Because the next stop is Afghanistan. 5, 6, 7, 8 What is with all of this hate?? Instead of being happy and living together Countries are so focused on being better... (more »)
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Diamond
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What happened to The laughing kid Who never knew What sadness did? What happened to That smiling child Who saw the world- Without revile? What changed him from A pure diamond To the coal dust- So burdened? What happened to That... (more »)
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Call Me Crazy
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Call me crazy but when the man across the street came jumping out his window in a red cape with underwear outside his pants and looked at everybody in the street and said how he was finally free, I smiled- half in pity half in envy. (more »)
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Who Am I?
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Who am I? What am I supposed to do? The words testing, and taunting me. Who must I be? They all tell me who I am, but is that really me? We may not know who we will become, but we can do this... We can hold the hand of the dying.... (more »)
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Reflection
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Glass... The moving picture of you. The quirky smile, and undenying frown of disssapointment. The imperfections in front of you. The flaws so crystal clear. The magazines telling us by "law" how to look, and act. They were wrong, we... (more »)
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The Color Blue
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Blue The color of water The color of rain. The clear emptiness of beauty, and pain. The clear cut color of nothing, and everything. The color of life, and sadnesss, complete emptiness of our combined pain. It is life... it is death.... (more »)
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Escaping Your MInd
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How do you escape your mind? When all that's left are broken rhymes and lullabies? When the zest of trees makes them look green, When you're a thousand worlds apart from reality? Frogs with colorful minds filled with luminous thoughts and... (more »)
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Continuance
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  Amid the dim world I wait. The blissful roar of night, Sings in my mind and in the minds of all, Who wait amid the dim world. The commencement of day, The continuance of life (As it has been resting) And the... (more »)
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The Music
Eyes closed. Each beat piercing the air. Dancing quietly, no one stares. Weightless frame, twists and turns. In her own invincible world, her secrets will never be learned. Across the stage, no one around. A dance of grace, without... (more »)
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Dear nameless
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Dear nameless, Well it's been 3 months since you left me. I still feel you here. I still smell you. I still hear you. I miss you so much.   Dear nameless, 9 months have gone by. People ask me how you're doing. I tell them... (more »)
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She Fell Apart
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Her heart was too fragile, Always ready to break, In a world so merciless and cruel, She fell apart. She drowned in loss, in hurt and tears. In a world friendless and loveless, She fell apart. Her face was tear-stained and red,... (more »)
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